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From New York: Pianist George Colligan
DOWNBEAT'S 2015 KEYBOARDIST OF THE YEAR
George Colligan is not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but he has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist (drums/trumpet/organ/keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader. Winner of the 2015 DownBeat magazine Critics Poll (Keyboard), he has had a long association with living jazz legend Jack DeJohnette. With over 130 albums to date as an accompanist, Colligan has worked with a long list of jazz greats, including Buster Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, and many others. His latest album, Nation Divided from Whirlwind Records is his 30th as a bandleader. Colligan, a New York resident for 15 years, now resides in Portland where he is an Associate Professor at Portland State University.
With John Lee bass and Jesse Cahill drums.